Handbook of Prevention and Treatment with Children and Adolescents: Intervention in the Real World Context / Edition 1

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Overview

Practical and insightful strategies to help children thrive in adverse living conditions

Clinicians striving to intervene and provide treatment for children living under adverse circumstances often find themselves fighting a losing battle with forces beyond their control-drugs, disease, violence, and poverty-which reflect the everyday reality for these children and their families. In Handbook of Prevention and Treatment with Children and Adolescents, internationally recognized experts lay out state-of-the-art, empirically evaluated intervention strategies that deal directly with the sociodemographic forces that promote dysfunction and undermine treatment outcomes. Focusing on the issues and challenges faced by clinicians, this groundbreaking book provides practical, real-world solutions designed to mitigate the influence of negative environmental factors.

Coverage includes:
* The destructive influence of poverty and other social ills on child development
* Specific intervention formats and settings-from individual treatment to school- and community-based programs
* Particular problem areas and psychiatric disorders
* Early intervention and preventive approaches for such behavioral issues as substance abuse, antisocial behavior, and sexually transmitted diseases
* Recommendations for treatment of specific psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and posttraumatic stress

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

John S. Lyons
This is a 23 chapter edited book on treatment and prevention services for children and adolescents. After an introduction that focuses on synthesizing the results of various meta-analytic reviews, the book is divided into four sections: general issues, intervention format and settings, preventive interventions, and treatment interventions. The stated purpose of this handbook is to expand thinking about treatment to include addressing complex social problems faced by children and adolescents. This worthwhile objective is met for the primarily academic audience of the text. The tone of the book is very academic. Some clinicians and administrators would likely find the text worthwhile. There are a few graphs, figures, and photographs; however, the book is predominantly text. Each chapter is referenced very well. The reference sections alone are useful contributions. Most of the chapters are literature reviews although several discuss innovative interventions that are not published. Like many edited books, the text is a wonderful collection of individual chapters that do not really hang together. The scope is very broad and likely of interest to a relatively circumspect group of researchers. The book is best used as a reference in child and adolescent health and mental health service areas where the reader selects chapters of personal relevance. In this capacity, the book is an excellent contribution.
Booknews
Explains to clinical, developmental, and community psychologists and other professionals concerned with the mental health of children how the environment of growing up effects children, inhibits or neutralizes intervention efforts, and how its negative influence can be mitigated. Outlines the destructive effects of poverty and other social ills and intervention formats ranging from individual treatment to community and school programs. Then reviews particular problem areas such as substance abuse, antisocial behavior, and sexually transmitted diseases; and psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John S. Lyons, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a 23 chapter edited book on treatment and prevention services for children and adolescents. After an introduction that focuses on synthesizing the results of various meta-analytic reviews, the book is divided into four sections: general issues, intervention format and settings, preventive interventions, and treatment interventions.
Purpose: The stated purpose of this handbook is to expand thinking about treatment to include addressing complex social problems faced by children and adolescents. This worthwhile objective is met for the primarily academic audience of the text.
Audience: The tone of the book is very academic. Some clinicians and administrators would likely find the text worthwhile.
Features: There are a few graphs, figures, and photographs; however, the book is predominantly text. Each chapter is referenced very well. The reference sections alone are useful contributions. Most of the chapters are literature reviews although several discuss innovative interventions that are not published.
Assessment: Like many edited books, the text is a wonderful collection of individual chapters that do not really hang together. The scope is very broad and likely of interest to a relatively circumspect group of researchers. The book is best used as a reference in child and adolescent health and mental health service areas where the reader selects chapters of personal relevance. In this capacity, the book is an excellent contribution.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471114550
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT T. AMMERMAN, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Staff Psychologist at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. He has authored more than seventy-five papers and book chapters. Dr. Ammerman is also a Diplomate in Behavioral Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
MICHEL HERSEN, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University. He has authored and edited numerous books, journals, and articles in the field of assessment.
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION.

Prevention and Treatment with Children and Adolescents in the Real World Context (R. Ammerman and M. Hersen).

PART TWO: GENERAL ISSUES.

Children in Poverty (R. Bradley and L. Whiteside-Maxwell).

Children and the Community (F. Barry and J. Garbarino).

PART THREE: INTERVENTION FORMATS AND SETTINGS.

Individual and Group Interventions (C. Larroque and R. Hendren).

Residential Services for Children and Adolescents (S. Spreat and R. Jampol).

Interventions in the School and Community (G. Bogat and L. Jason).

PART FOUR: PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONS.

Early Intervention with Young At-Risk Children and Their Families (C. Dunst and C. Trivette).

Smoking (J. Elder, et al.).

Substance Use and Abuse (J. Hawkins, et al.).

Conduct Disorders and Antisocial Behavior (R. Prinz and C. Connell).

Mental Health (E. Dubow, et al.).

Health Promotion (C. Johnson, et al.).

Unintentional Injury and Child Abuse and Neglect (D. Brown and L. Peterson).

Sexual Abuse (S. Wurtele).

AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (S. Schinke and K. Cole).

PART FIVE: TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS.

Depressive Disorders (L. Mufson and D. Moreau).

Anxiety Disorders (L. Hagopian and T. Ollendick).

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder (M. DeBellis).

Mental Retardation and Developmental Disorders (G. Watson and A. Gross).

Conduct Disorder (M. Dadds).

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (A. Anastopoulos).

Eating Disorders (J. Mizes and T. Palermo).

Substance-Related Disorders (J. Westermeyer).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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